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2008 Tasting Notes

Hand-selected parcels of exquisite fruit from Penfolds Coonawarra Blocks 5, 10 and 20. Barrel fermentation in new French and American oak has woven all the fruit and oak elements into a wine of impressive depth and complexity. The Coonawarra district in South Australia traditionally produces wines made from vines grown in Terra Rossa soil. Terra Rossa soil is red earth over limestone. Grapes sourced from vines grown in these soils have more intense flavours, more weight and firmer structure.


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Bin 620 is a unique Australian blend - Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz - true to the Penfolds house style and worthy of Special Bin status.

Throughout the 1970's and 1980's, the 1966 Penfolds Bin 620 Coonawarra Cabernet Shiraz was almost as famous as the legendary 1962 Penfolds Bin 60A Coonawarra Cabernet Kalimna Shiraz. It enjoyed plenty of success at Australia's major capital wine shows and was considered a classical wine style.

In 2008, when Penfolds winemakers tasted several rows of the Coonawarra blocks (5, 10 and 20), they realised that they had something extra, something unique. According to John Bird, former Penfolds Senior Winemaker and consultant, "having tasted many parcels of Coonawarra fruit it became apparent that we simply had to make this wine."

80 day dry aged English longhorn beef, parsnip, globe artichoke and house sproutted lentils.
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